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Paul Volckening

Biography to Display: 

1928Born Minneola, New York

2016Died Santa Fe, New Mexico

EDUCATION

1951First pottery class, The College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1953-1955MA, Mills College, Oakland, California

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1951,1951-1954,1955Residencies, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

1958-1959Fulbright Grant, Arabia Pottery Factory, Helsinki, Finland

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1954-1960Teacher, California Adult Education Program, Berkeley, California

1954-1960Teacher, Recreation Programs Studios One and Two, Oakland, California

1960sArt Department, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

 

Paul Volckening is known for a wide range of often large-scale domestic objects. Pieces are wheel-thrown and typically glazed one color or multicolored in an abstract expressionist style.

Volckening studied with Tony Prieto at Mills College.

Public Collections

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Lynn, Martha Drexler. American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940-1979. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2015.

Orem, Elizabeth, Dr. Robert Bell, et. al. A Fine Frenzy: New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s. Bell Tower Editions, 2013.

 

 

Typical Marks
ca 1960
1960-1970
2005
Vase
Date: ca 1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Covered Vessel
Date: 1960-1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Vase
Date: 2005
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 27, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/volckening